Chicken Briyani with Potato Crust

Beriyani-e Morgh

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    6

    • Difficulty

      Complex

    • Ready in

      4 hr

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

In Persian, briyan means “roast.” These days we associate briyani with Indian cooking, but it’s actually an ancient Persian cooking technique that was possibly exported to India in Mughal times. Some say, “briyani” comes from the Persian word for rice “brinj.” For a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with 2 cups/340g sautéed cashews or almonds, added to the rice with the cilantro and mint.